CASTLE STUART is the perfect setting for The Open warm-up and a strong field has gathered in the north of Scotland.
The price is a little short with Donald surely honing his game for a tilt at the big one at Royal Lytham a week later but the Englishman is the only top-10 player in the line-up so should go close.
Second favourite at double Donald's odds is 16-1 shot Padraig Harrington and the Irishman is a potential winner if he putts well.
Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, third at Castle Stuart last year, is fourth favourite behind Francisco Molinari (20-1, various) and he will have backers at 22-1 with Paddy Power.
Phil Mickelson is one the galleries are likely to follow and the late entrant is a best 30-1 at Paddy Power. But again the American is looking to find his game for Lytham after failing to break par in his last seven rounds.
Aberdonian Paul Lawrie recently stated he'd rather win at Castle Stuart than lift another Claret Jug. And the Scot, Open champ in 1999, can't be ignored at 30-1 at BetVictor after top-threes on his last five starts.
US-based Scot Martin Laird arrives home on the back of his tied-11th finish at the AT&T National and he available at 50-1 (various).
Another player on form is Ross Fisher who could be worth a look at 22-1 (various) after finishing in the top 10 in each of his last four starts, including a runner-up spot at the Nordea Masters. His record at the Scottish Open is outstanding and he could be worth a look each-way.
South African Ernie Els is enjoying a resurgence with six top-10s this year and has been in the top 20 in seven appearances at the Scottish Open, including victory in 2003. Els is a biggest 28-1 at Paddy Power.
French winners of the Scottish Open include Thomas Levet and Gregory Havret and their best chance this time could be Raphael Jacquelin who was third at the French Open last week. Jacquelin is 70-1 at bet365.